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at the state of the union, he'll be sitting with first lady michelle obama in special box seats. this isn't the first time the first lady's guest list has included tech stars. last year she was joined by laureen powell jobs. "starting point" begins after this. es! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> we end as always with "end point." you want to start us off, ron? >> eight years of tax cuts and deregulation under president bush, four years of public investment and stimulus under president obama. the median income is lower than 2000, the worst record of job growth since the depletion. many americans doubt either party has an answer and they are right to wonder.
. he is playing in florida. we know he is taking a weekend off to play golf. we heard that michelle obama has sent the president a tweet saying honey, call home. >>> my panel today for the big three. let's get to your must read. what is it? >> amanda becker has a story about the future of the voting rights act which is getting its day at the supreme court at the end of the month. >> what is your must read? >> the real cost of shrinking government. this idea of cutting the government is always a big abstraction. read this argument and find out what it really means. >> did you have one big take away from that? >> i mentioned it in the first segment. if you have a kid who is benefitting from head start if you happen to be one of these people that flies and stands in line at airports, if you go to national parks, all of those face cutbacks from the sequester. >> robert, how about yours? >> you know how every organization has a new kid on the block. today's "new york times" has a great story on senator from texas about not respecting senatet traditions. it is a must read. >> all three of
back to the oscar ceremony last night. big surprise first lady michelle obama was a presenter, presented the best picture award. here is how it looked as jack nicholson tossed it to the first lady. what do you think about -- i don't know, using the white house as sort of a backdrop for the oscars, any problem with that, jim? >> well, i mean i admit that hollywood's infatuation with the obamas can get pretty thick as times, with dustin hoffman praising gun control and so on on the red carpet, however i think the saving grace of that moment last night was the troops in the background there. if the obama administration is willing to highlight our troops in hollywood, good for them. jon: alan, what did you think about it. >> i knew that conservatives, some of them might object to it. hollywood and politics got married a longtime ago. does anybody remember marlon brando when he rejected "the godfather"'s academy award and sent s be hatchen little feather to speak on behalf of native-american rights. we shouldn't be surprised that there are political speeches or a component -- i thi
the republican side is. and not only are the republicans clapping for michelle obama. i can see several of the republican lawmakerses with their cell phones out taking photographs. and they're smiling and clapping. she's definitely somebody who has bipartisan adoration. that's a fair thing to say. >> mr. speaker, the president's cabinet. >> the cabinet is coming in right now. they just announced them. there is the newly minted secretary of state, former democratic senator of massachusetts, john kerry, now secretary of state, followed by the secretary of defense, leon panet panetta, the attorney general eric holder. all the cabinet will be there this evening except for one member. there's always one member who is designated to be in the bunker should the worst happen. and that member this evening is the departing energy secretary steven chu. so if the worst happens prepare for president steven chu. wolf blitzer, already saying that he welcomes president chu. >> steven chu, the energy secretary, the designated hitter god forbid in case of emergency. this will be one of theirs last officia
watched the oscars? >> yes. >> and you missed michelle obama, right? >> you're taping "walking dead." i heard. great. >> michelle obama gave the award by video. >> okay. >> best joke of the night in my mind, seth mcfarland, where does rihanna go with chris brown? what was the date night movie? >> this is -- is it about domestic violence? >> "jango unchained." but it had people on the floor, i must say. my retelling was not -- >> i liked chris kardashian. >> chris brown, rihanna, they've had problems, but the movie -- >> yeah, but why -- >> violent. >> well, that is a domestic abuse joke that i don't find funny. >> well, let me -- >> i like the kardashian one he told better. >> that was good. >> i watched this guy kill his wife in a jacuzzi on "dateline" and i'm up to speed on that story. >> that's the only one. >> okay. if you want to trash absennbc's offering, that's fine. >> not at all. >> and that guy, he looks like a -- you know the guy i'm talking about, the correspondent? i love him. in economic news, a new survey shows keith something, keith -- >> i'll look it up. >> shows china'
event. and the white house has unveiled the official portrait of the first lady michelle obama. what do you think there? it was taken last week in the green room. the first lady, who just recently debuted is going to begin a national tour celebrating the third anniversary of her signature let's move initiative inspiring children to grow up healthy. and i, for one, love the picture. i love everything about it. >> you like the bangs? >> i love the bangs, the backdrop, the pearls. it's a beautiful picture. >> here's a picture i asked kate bolduan, lisa? >> you know, i haven't had bangs since i was a kid. >> i try to imagine lisa sylvester with bangs. >> michelle obama, the first lady, said she was doing it as some kind of a mid-life crisis. so when i hit my mid-life crisis maybe i'll try for the bangs, too. >> lisa, you have a long time. you're very young. thank you. >>> big name republicans in favor of same-sex marriage. that's coming up. our strategy session is next. ! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male ann
's a question for you today. does the first lady have a mid-life crisis? michelle obama tells the rachael ray show, yes. >> this is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car, they won't let me bungee jump, so instead, i cut my bangs. >> so you went for the bangs, you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> i can do this. this is all mine. first lady revealed her bangs last month on her birthday, just before the inauguration. i would argue, your favorite part of the inauguration was michelle obama's bangs. >> i like the bangs. i think she looks great. >> it's all about the bangs. >> do you like the bangs? >> i like the bangs. >> what about you? >> i was actually going to say you would look good with bangs. >> no, but you -- >> i don't think so. >> you have a long time before you have to worry about a mid-life crisis. no bangs for kate. >>> one organization is likening president obama to a puppet master. we're going to talk about white house efforts to control the mainstream news media's coverage of the president. also ahead, tiger woods breaks his sile
lady from martha washington to michelle obama in a first of its kind profit for television. season one begins 9:00 eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day at 2:00 on c-span. >> now, a conversation with marsha blackburn. this is 35 minutes. host: marsha blackburn joins us. a republican from tennessee. good morning. president obama has been on a tour is a visiting places like georgia, north carolina. we saw him give the state of the union address. how are republicans getting some air time? what is your message this week as the president takes his message to the street? guest: how unfortunate that he chose to leave d.c. then rather trying to sit down with us of trying to address the nation's problems. jobs, the economy, out of control spending -- we would have loved to have had the opportunity to talk to him and work with him. the way republicans are getting our message out is through what i call the network of you. is our constituents. you have seen republicans very active on social media this week. you're seeing us a very active with a telephone and town halls. we're t
michelle obama will be the parents of hadiya pendleton, the young woman from the obama's neighborhood in chicago, shot and killed a week after she performed at the president's inauguration in washington. the honor comes as chicago police announce the arrest of pendleton's alleged shooters. they are 18-year-old michael ward, on the left, and 20-year-old kenneth williams. pendleton's cousin spoke by phone to anderson cooper last night. >> on behalf of my family, we are elated to know that there is one person or two now off the streets that could very well cause harm to my neighbor, another relative, or anyone in the world. we're excited to know that the police, the chicago police department worked diligently. however, there is no level of comfort. not long-term comfort. you know, we are still miserable. miserable would only be the term to really acknowledge the feelings of the parents and the family. >> chicago police say the men fired at pendleton by mistake as they were going after rival gang members instead. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha
wild" joined first lady michelle obama for a black history month student workshop yesterday. wallace is the youngest actress to ever get an oscar nomination. she's up this year for best actress. mrs. obama called the movie one of the most important and most powerful films put out in a long time. >> bill: 9 years old. she gets an oscar at 9. what do you do for an encore? >> another day another lawsuit against facebook. this one for the social network's like and share buttons. abc reporting a company that holds the patents of a deceased dutch programmer says this man created way back in the 1990s is what the basis is for the technology that the like and share buttons utilize on facebook. mark zuckerberg started what would eventually become facebook in 2003 well after that technology was developed. no word on what the company is seeking. no response from facebook yet. >> bill: everybody who is accusing mark zuckerberg of stealing their ideas -- >> i will use a line from the social network the movie if he didn't invent the facebook like button then he would have invented the facebook lik
announcements. michelle obama and big bird featured. >> no matter what your age, it is important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look mrs. obama, i'm getting healthy right now. >> big bird goes on to jump and dance, sort of. it will air on 320 pbs stations the first lady will spent the next week traveling to highlight the progress the program has made in the last three years. house democrats are working to keep at attention on republicans refusal to work with the president to stop with the sequester. the dccc is lawn -- launching an ad today talking about what will have. the online video targets tea party republicans in 27 congressional districts. house republicans are intent on moving ahead with their legislative agenda just assuming the sequester will happen, and the spending cuts will stay in place through the end of the year. we'll be back with more show after the break. we'll see you on the other side. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're h
online at washingtonpost.com. speaking of guns and gun control, first lady michelle obama traveling to chicago, this story from the new york daily news. she traveled to the funeral of a 15-year-old girl who was gunned down one week after she attended and sang at the president's inauguration. inside a new york daily news, this is from james warren -- he makes this point -- you can read this inside the new york daily news. back to your calls, the number- one priority for the president in his state of the union address. marja, new york city, on the republican line. caller: my main thing is the economy and jobs. he is aight now -- truck driver. he cannot find a job. they are laying off people. all these trucks are coming from other countries into our country. that is okay. illegal immigration, it is ok for them to have it on the table, when all the americans are suffering. i do not understand how all these people keep sending money to the country, but they do not have money. another thing is, they all had cell phone. i do not understand -- have cell phones. i do not understand. their ow
. >> woodruff: we just saw michelle obama, the first lady, talking with one of those special guests. and again i'm reminded that's the mother of the 15-year-old teenager, young woman. she performed at the president's inauguration from chicago. she went home to chicago and then was gunned down in a shooting that was said to be just a mile or so from the president's house. >> that's right. and two people were arrested yesterday. >> woodruff: and one of the points the white house has been making is that gun violence is not something distant. it touches many manyamils in this country. that's one of the points. >> that's a realm where i think there's some possibility of some legislation. i'm not sure it will be as ambitious as what the president proposed but some sort of background check, magazine things. so again if you bracket some of the really divisive issues, you can get small steps down at least. >> woodruff: what we're going to hear from the president tonight is he's going to make a push, we're told, to ban assault weapons and to do something about background checks, tighten up background chec
called out michelle obama because he said they didn't need her in chicago. >> for going to the funeral for the 15 -- >> bill: >> it gets worse because he recently filed, in illinois's 8th district, that he wanted to drastically reduce his child support payments because he is no longer a congressman. remember, it turned out that he owed a lot of money in child support while he was running. he never really shook that label of dead-beat dad. now that he is out of his cushy congressional job, he is now filing so that he has to pay or that he wants to pay less money. >> bill: god, cry me a river. right. >> yeah. >> bill: adam for the progressive change campaign committee, do you consider barack obama a true progressive? >> i wouldn't consider the first term barack obama a true progressive. i think he dealt a lot with the corporations. >> bill: or if he was, he was in the closet maybe? >> i think we can judge it essentially by one main issue in the second term which is does he cut social security, medicare or medicaid benefits. that was the one part of his sp
the president talk about nate and cleo pendleton, the guests of first lady michelle obama and they're with us this morning. what was is like to hear him talk about your daughter that way? it must just rip your heart out honestly. >> yeah t does because it's all so fresh. it's an honor that he would be speaking of my child, it's unfortunate, the circumstances to talk about her in, so. >> how are you guys holding up? you're going through something i think absolutely no parent could imagine surviving, honestly. >> day by day. >> yes. >> day by day. >> hour by hour. yes. >> does it help at all to be focused on the gun control issue? do you feel like you're doing something? >> yes, and i feel like talking about her and getting the word out and becoming more involved with, you know, the issue is empowering, so to speak. it helps. >> you know that it's very unlikely that they will pass legislation that would ban assault weapons. people talk about, but the reality is, most people think that would not happen. how do you feel about getting into this debate? do you think that's critical? would you be fi
's move campaign. michelle obama visiting jimmy fallin's late-night program also "good morning america" and several other shows and many schools across the country in a trip to promote the anti-obesity movement and she's making a big announcement on a new physical activity initiative in schools in chicago later today. >> bill: going out so people can see her bangs. >> which is now on the new official white house portrait of hers. as reported by "the hill" newspaper. >> if they are to be trusted. >>> hillary clinton will not be missing her secretary of state salary, a measly $186,000 per year. buzzfeed reporting on the speaking circuit she will be earning north of $200,000 per speech. there is a very exclusive group of people who make that much. only her husband, bill clinton and former governor arnold schwarzenegger are known to pull in that much per speech. behind that, george w. bush, dick cheney and al gore earn between $100,000 and $200,000 per speech. >> bill: i will repeat again for those of you out there looking for a speaker for your next event if you can't afford hillary clint
tomorrow. >> an iranian newspaper reporting on the oscars used the picture of michelle obama presenting the award for "argo" except they photo shopped the first lady's dress to make it more modest. the first lady was wearing a thin strapped metallic dress which according to "buzzfeed" added sleeves to and raised her neckline to completely cover her chest. >> bill: why didn't they put her in a burka? >> hey she's got better, more defined arms than a lot of guys i know. >> bill: absolutely am -- >> foodies are upset with the bear foot contessa. ina garten who has a huge following on the food network has entered the frozen dinners business, something she stayed away from until now. you can find barefoot contessa saute dinners for two in walmart. the big departure for the tv chef who many thought was a cut above the rest are not doing something as commercialized as that. >> it should be said, by the way, that she -- the reason she became a chef is because she was making take-home dinners. so this is not that much of a departure. she had a store where she prepared food and people went and bo
sure we maintain the world's strongest military. >> first lady michelle obama is on the move the next couple of days to continue to promote the third anniversary of her let's move program. you may remember that she teamed up with big bird to release a couple of public service announcements last week urging kids to eat better and exercise more. i like the excuse to show big bird dancing again. today she travels to clinton mississippi where child obesity is down 13% from 2005. state officials attribute much of the change to a 2007 law that required more p.e. in schools and better food on cafeteria menus. >>> the first lady championed a federal law mandating healthier school meals and outside of our educational system, she continues to encourage corporations to open stores and help expand access to fresh food in more than 6,000 areas. the usda has designated food deserts. >>> in preparation for a house hearing, government travel expenses by dropped by $2 billion in the past two years. federal travel made news last year when reports surfaced about excessive spending and absurd spending fo
budget director. first lady michelle obama is trying to get schools to come up with more creative ways to motivate schools to exercise. she will be in chicago to announce the latest part of her campaign known as let's move where came -- teachers will encourage exercise into blessing -- lesson plans like memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i think eisenhower handled crisis so well. he was a very decisive man. people think of him as a grandfatherly, pleasant man with a winning smile and the rest, but behind that smile were some very i see -- icy blue eyes, and he made decisions that do not have the liability that some decisions have when they are made emotionally. he never made an emotional decision. he was an emotional man but never allowed his emotions to control him when big decisions had to be made. >> richard nixon reflects on his vice presidency with dwight eisenhower part of "oral histories" on c-span3. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are pleased to have with us adam smith, democrat of washingto
blog on tina tchen, first lady michelle obama's chief of staff. it's part of my women of values series. she is awesome. >> she's great. >> full disclosure, friend of mine. speaking of powerful women, on tomorrow's show, former u.s. secretary of state madeline albright will join us onset. >> i thought we were going to have an awkward segue because andrew ross sorkin is over there. >> no, no. we're talking about madeline albright. there is andrew ross sorkin. he's coming up too. >>> coming up later this morning, former senior adviser to president obama, david axelrod. keep it here on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i don't want any trouble. i don't want any trouble either. ♪ [ engine turns over ] [ siren wailing in distance ] you know you forgot to take your mask off, right? we should probably get out of here. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new beetle convertible. now every day is a top-down day. that's the power of german engineering. >>> all bundled up. that's good because it's cold outside. don't forget your mittens. >> you put that hat on. nobody put that hat on you. >>
obama's wife, our first lady, michelle obama, had seated next to ms. herseth sandlin: own guest, -- to her her own guest, she was shot down in chicago but only a few weeks before she had been performing for her country at the president's inauguration. and so whether it was ordinary members of congress who just brought different people or it was the president or the first lady, the people who can speak most eloquently about the need for sane, sensible gun violence reform were here, mr. speaker, were here and were present in this gallery so that they could be at a witness and presence on the need. and what did president obama say? he said, give us a vote. he said, give us a vote. . i say to the republican house majority, why are you afraid? let's have a vote. let's count who is for sensible gun violence prevention and who is not. who is for closing loopholes that allow people to escape background checks and make sure that anybody who gets a firearm, an instrument that is dangerous by any account, at least we know that this person is sane and legally qualified to have one. let's h
arena. >> well, it is. and here are just a few things that congresswoman michele bachmann got wrong during the republican primary debates. she said president obama canceled the keystone pipeline. simply not true. she didn't seem to know libya is in africa. she denied ever saying that hpv vaccine was dangerous, but she had said it was potentially dangerous in a previous debate. she said president obama had agreed to just $21 billion in budget cuts when the real number was $917 billion over ten years. she repeated a popular republican lie about obama care taking $500 billion from medicare recipients. here is another claim she made about obama care. >> the cbo, the congressional budget office has said that obama care will kill 800,000 jobs. what could the president be thinking by passing a bill like this knowing full well it will kill 800,000 jobs? >> well, the congressional budget office never said obama care would kill jobs. one of bachmann's more interesting mistakes happened outside the debate stage. >> just like john wayne was from waterloo, iowa, that's the kind of spirit that i
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. colonel jack jacobs, sam stein of "the huffington post," and the daily beast's michelle goldberg on today's big drone developments. >>> karl rove launches a sneak attack on democrats in kentucky. >> ashley judd, an obama-following hollywood radical liberal. >> i'll tell you how actress ashley judd is responding to karl rove and mitch mcconnell tonight. >>> and fox news is scrambling to explain their latest cheap shot on hillary clinton. showing off this glamorous new face. face-lift perhaps? >> you don't want to miss doocy's lame excuse. >>> good to have you back with us tonight. the fallout continues over department of justice memo obtained by nbc news. the memo outlines the obama administration's justification for the targeted killing of american citizens overseas by drone strikes if those citizens are considered to be high-level al qaeda operatives plotting against the united states. progressives want answers. tonight an administration official tells nbc news that president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified i
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? the first year was 2011 when minnesota congresswoman and eventual presidential candidate michele bachmann gave not the republican party response, but the tea party republican response to the republican response to president obama's state of the union while making meaningful eye contact with something other than the camera that was pointed at her. that was the first one. the year after that, the tea party republican response to the republican response to the state of the union was given by pizza company executive herman cain. >> and so i say in response on behalf of the tea party and citizens people across this country, with all due respect, mr. president, some of us are not stupid. the state of the union is not good. >> the hermanator, the response responses. less you think the 2012 election changed anything in republican party politics, in case all the anti-abortion legislation in the states has not been persuasive enough, in case the reelection of party chairman reince priebus by acclimation is not persuasive enough, in case the persistent efforts at the state level to make voting harde
chancellor michelle re, what she would lake to see president obama do to reform the country's schools, meethepressnbc.com. that's all for today. we will be back next week and happy birthday to our executive producer, falls on a sunday, betsy fisher. if it's sunday it's "meet the press." >>> good sunday. i'm craig melvin. the latest week in washington is from 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> the president torpedoing his plan. >> the only way to get something done is with with a bipartisan agreement. >> i believe we are making progress on a bipartisan basis. i believe we can come up with a product. >> i hope that -- >> just a few months after the post election high anointing immigration reform as the next big issue, what is going to get done? we will talk about that plus two veterans of capitol hill may be about to change their tune on the president's pick to head up the pentagon. we will talk to bob carey about what all of that means. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight throughout this country as americans for our freedom. >> the gun rights groups say they are working to protect the
, including mental health care for our wounded warriors -- [applause] president obama: supporting our military families, giving our veterans the benefits and education and job opportunities they have earned. i want to thank my wife, michelle, and dr. jill biden for their continued dedication to serving our military families as well as they have served us. thank you, honey, thank you, jill. [applause] president obama: defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. [applause] president obama: when any american no matter where they live, or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot? we are betraying our ideals. [applause] president obama: so, tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america, and it definitely needs improvement. i'm asking two long-time experts
, in addition. michelle in baton rouge you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi michelle. >> caller: good morning. i just want to say -- i'm going to go slow. please if you have to play this over and over. the g.o.p. is not stupid. as obama said with the blue ribbon cutting they benefited off government. his signature is on it because he is the president. let's just say for the sake of argument mitt romney would have won and he had a change of heart. if he had to go behind closed doors and tell john boehner get with the democrats because i realize that everybody should have the proper amount of healthcare. i see poor kids looking into the situation. they deserve to eat. romney had a change of heart they would vote for it. >> stephanie: i agree. i thought that -- we were on the air during the clinton -- i thought -- clinton derangement syndrome. it was not like this. it was not this kind of obstructionism. 45 minutes after the hour. right back. more post-state of the union commentary on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: i got her number off the men's room stall. 1-800-steph-12. th
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